ICD-10 Diagnosis Code B96.89

Oth bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classd elswhr

Diagnosis Code B96.89

ICD-10: B96.89
Short Description: Oth bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classd elswhr
Long Description: Other specified bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code B96.89

Valid for Submission
The code B96.89 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00–B99)
    • Bacterial and viral infectious agents (B95-B97)
      • Oth bacterial agents as the cause of diseases classd elswhr (B96)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code B96.89 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Abscess gonococcal
  • Abscess of Littré's glands
  • Abscess of urethral gland
  • Abscess of urethral gland
  • Abscess of urethral gland
  • Abscess of urethral gland caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae
  • Acute bacterial endocarditis
  • Acute bacterial pharyngitis
  • Acute bacterial tonsillitis
  • Acute endocarditis
  • Acute infective endocarditis
  • Anaerobic balanitis
  • Arcanobacterial mastitis
  • Arcanobacterium pyogenes infection of skin
  • Arthropathy associated with bacterial disease
  • Bacterial arthritis
  • Bacterial balanitis
  • Bacterial cardiovascular infection
  • Bacterial chorioretinitis
  • Bacterial cystitis
  • Bacterial ear infection
  • Bacterial infection of the digestive tract
  • Bacterial infection of the nervous system
  • Bacterial infectious disease of heart
  • Bacterial pleurisy
  • Bacterial portal cirrhosis
  • Bacterial tonsillitis
  • Bacterial tonsillitis
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • Boil of spermatic cord
  • Bursitis caused by bacterial infection
  • Chlamydial polyarthritis
  • Clostridial intra-amniotic fetal infection
  • Coliform urinary tract infection
  • Conjunctivitis of left eye caused by bacteria
  • Conjunctivitis of right eye caused by bacteria
  • Disease caused by Moraxella
  • Fecal peritonitis
  • Fusobacterial necrotizing tonsillitis
  • Fusobacterium infection of skin
  • Gangrenous pharyngitis
  • Gangrenous tonsillitis
  • Gardnerella vaginitis
  • Gastritis caused by Helicobacter heilmannii
  • Genital mycoplasma infection
  • Gingival disease caused by bacteria
  • Gonococcal Littré gland abscess
  • Gonococcal paraurethral gland abscess
  • Gonococcal urethral abscess
  • Gram-negative infection of toe web
  • Haemophilus infection of the central nervous system
  • Helicobacter-associated disease
  • Helicobacter-associated gastritis
  • Infected bursa
  • Infection caused by Arcanobacterium pyogenes
  • Infection caused by diphtheroid bacteria
  • Infection caused by Diphtheroid bacteria other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae
  • Infection caused by Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Infection caused by enterococcus
  • Infection caused by extended spectrum beta-lactamase producing bacteria
  • Infection caused by Fusobacterium
  • Infection caused by Fusobacterium
  • Infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Infection of amniotic cavity
  • Infection of lower genitourinary tract co-occurrent with abscess of periurethral gland caused by Gonococcus
  • Infectious cirrhosis
  • Infectious disorder of the fetus
  • Infectious endophthalmitis
  • Infective mastitis
  • Infective polyarthritis
  • Inflammation of lacrimal canal caused by Propionibacterium propionicum
  • Inflammatory aneurysm
  • Klebsiella cystitis
  • Lacrimal canaliculus inflamed
  • Malignant endocarditis
  • Meningitis caused by bacillus pyocyaneus
  • Meningitis caused by Enterobacter aerogenes
  • Moraxella infection of skin
  • Mycoplasmal pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Mycotic aneurysm
  • Mycotic aneurysm due to bacterial endocarditis
  • Necrobacillosis
  • Neonatal bacterial conjunctivitis
  • Neonatal bacterial dacryocystitis
  • Neonatal dacryocystitis
  • Nongonococcal urethritis
  • Nongonococcal urethritis caused by Ureaplasma urealyticum
  • Peptostreptococcus infection
  • Portal cirrhosis
  • Postoperative endophthalmitis
  • Postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Propionibacterium acnes
  • Postoperative infectious endophthalmitis
  • Propionibacterium acnes endophthalmitis
  • Pseudomonas meningitis
  • Severe sepsis with acute organ dysfunction due to Chromobacterium
  • Skin involvement in bacterial endocarditis
  • Subacute bacterial endocarditis
  • Subacute endocarditis
  • Tonsillitis caused by Gram negative bacteria
  • Urethral abscess
  • Urethral abscess
  • Urethral abscess
  • Urethral abscess
  • Urinary tract infection caused by Enterococcus
  • Urinary tract infection caused by Klebsiella
  • Yersinia erythema nodosum

Information for Patients

Bacterial Infections

Bacteria are living things that have only one cell. Under a microscope, they look like balls, rods, or spirals. They are so small that a line of 1,000 could fit across a pencil eraser. Most bacteria won't hurt you - less than 1 percent of the different types make people sick. Many are helpful. Some bacteria help to digest food, destroy disease-causing cells, and give the body needed vitamins. Bacteria are also used in making healthy foods like yogurt and cheese.

But infectious bacteria can make you ill. They reproduce quickly in your body. Many give off chemicals called toxins, which can damage tissue and make you sick. Examples of bacteria that cause infections include Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and E. coli.

Antibiotics are the usual treatment. When you take antibiotics, follow the directions carefully. Each time you take antibiotics, you increase the chances that bacteria in your body will learn to resist them causing antibiotic resistance. Later, you could get or spread an infection that those antibiotics cannot cure.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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